Extraordinary antique northern Bohemian Harrach clear and white marbled glass beaker / bottle. A guild or trade vessel decorated with a painted enamel hunt scene of two deer in a forest on the front and a hound dog, hunting pouch and crossed rifle and sword on the back. Initials T. F. I are painted on the pouch. It has an unusual doble gourd shape with a short upper part and elongated neck with everted rim, reminiscent of persian vessels. It is decorated with six applied prunts with green and red dots distributed evenly above the waist; opaque painted red, black and white bands and blue dots on the shoulder; a green leaf and red berry painted decoration around the neck; and a red band around the mouth rim. A similar white marbled, prunt decorated goblet is part of the Passau Glass Museum collection and appears in the book 300 Years of Harrach Glass. It is described as Weissglas glatt mit Rosetten ( Weissemail - Malachit ), part of a set commissioned by north Bohemian trade and glass-refining company Franz Pelikan's Nachfolder Co. Oldrichov circa 1862. The Harrach glass manufactury, also known as Harrachov and Novy Svet glassworks, has a long history. In the 19th Century, in addition to having its own outstanding decorating shops, Harrach made glass blanks for other leading glassmakers such as Moser, Lobmeyr and Josephinehutte. In very good used condition with minor wear to paint and glass bubbles from the time of manufacture as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 7 1/2" (19 cm) high approximately.